UKFC also backs 3D films Closer To The Edge, Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

The UKFC has announced that it will be supporting two new 3D films through its digital innovation in film distribution fund.

It has awarded $287,000 (£180,000) to CinemaNX to widen distribution of its 3D documentary Closer to the Edge, which centres around the TT motorcycle race that takes place annually on the Isle Of Man. The money will also go towards developing a free motorcycle racing game, to be hosted by Facebook and available to download as an iPhone or iPad app.

The film is due to be released in the UK on April 22.

Distributor Picturehouse Entertainment also received $49,500 (£31,000) for additional prints of Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, enabling them to run a live satellite screening and Q&A with Herzog beamed from the Ritzy Cinema in London to 50 participating locations across the UK.

From April 1 the UKFC’s funding responsibilities, including the Film Fund and the P&A Fund will be transferred to the BFI.

Other awards to be handed out through the UKFC’s P&A fund are:

Optimum Releasing - $320,000 (£200,454) for Richard Ayoade’s directorial debut Submarine, $191,000 (£119,807) for David Michod’s Oscar-nominated Australian crime thriller Animal Kingdom and $159,000 (£99,927) for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful.

Soda Pictures - $166,000 (£103,900) for Norwegian Wood

Revolver Entertainment - $159,000 (£100,000) for Fire in Babylon

Icon Film Distribution - $319,000 (£200,000) for West is West

Trinity Filmed Entertainment - $85,000 (£53,252) for Benda Bilili!

Entertainment One - $215,000 (£135,000) for Neds

Momentum Pictures - $107,000 (£67,000) for Catfish

E&N The Movie Ltd - $279,000 (£175,000) for Everywhere and Nowhere